Highway 61 Revisited...several times today, the museum staff and all involved with today's trips gave participants multiple opportunities.
CP stacks westbound across the former Soo Line, soon to cross from Minnesota into North Dakota.
Empties pass another set of empties (U71881 12) at the scale. The 6AM PRS will grab that other set and head down to the docks.
Third move of the day over famed Proctor Hill features 2112....too bad this isn't Rush City.....(I'll wait :-)
A GP20C-ECO and a SOO GP38-2 await their next assignment on this last weekend of summer.
Having completed their run for the day with NP lettering applied, the former SD45 duo back into the shop to return to their St Croix selves.
A Midway Yard Job drill steamship boxes in the ex-GN Yard at St. Anthony.
The St Paul Turn comes off the BNSF Midway Sub into Commercial Yard.
BNSF was extremely power short due to booming crude oil traffic and resulting congestion. A pair of normally aspirated geeps blow out some carbon.
The Hennepin Job switches the industrial area north of Minneapolis, as both the railroad and the ex-ATSF B23-7 were designed to do.
ex-SLSF 865 brings a good sized Belt Job back south to Commercial Yard.
A late St Paul Turn passes under the endangered signal bridge at Hoffman Ave with two ex-Kennecott Copper GP39s leading a pair of ex-SOO Caterpillars.
A unit frac sand train from Winona, MN to Amarillo, TX utilizes CP trackage rights all to Tunnel City, WI where it will return to home rails.
A different kind of heritage, with a 20 year old un-patched Southern Pacific leading a unit sand train out of Winona, MN while a DM&E leader on CP H20-11 is tied down in the Old Siding at River Ju... (more)
Organizers managed to squeeze every possible amount of sunlight for the 3617 special, and with the pizza train knocking its brakes off at the museum, it's time to call it a day.